- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2015
Help, Bees! So recently, I was able to bring a couple new clients to the firm (I’m an attorney) through my connections. I’d like to ask if I could get a percentage of the billed profits, especially in light of the possibility that I will bring in more clients for the future. My boss has always encouraged rainmaking so I think he would, or should be, open to the idea of rewarding me for the rainmaking benefits that I’m bringing to the firm. My dilemma lies in the timing.
Asking prior to Christmas – I’m worried that if he does agree to compensate me, my Christmas bonus might not be as much. Pro is that asking for a percentage now might be more relevant in time instead of waiting till months after the fact.
Asking in the new year – One of my friends pointed out that maybe my boss will already factor in the new business when deciding my bonus. Another friend said that if I think I can bring in another client in a few months, I could wait until then to have a stronger case. But then maybe I would look greedy if I brought this up after the bonus or what if I’ve waited too long to broach the subject?
My SO says the money isn’t that important, it’s about establishing that I’m an important part of the firm and to ensure that I get credited for it in the future. What are your thoughts?